Just found out from DJ Allyn over at “The Rott” some details I never knew about Prince, and his music. With full credit to Deej, here is his comment:
You may not have liked one of his “styles” of music, but you probably don’t realize that he wrote a SHITLOAD of songs for other people that you probably do like — but never knew that they were his songs.
I admit that I wasn’t a great fan of much of his work, but I admired it for the pure TALENT involved.
Prince was a music machine. Not only can he be considered to be as great if not greater a guitarist than Jimmy Hendrix, the man played almost 30 different instruments — flawlessly and effortlessly.
Virtually every record he recorded had only one artist: HIMSELF. He wrote the song, he played every instrument and performed every vocal on that record.
He is rumored to have over 1500 recorded songs complete with music videos that nobody has ever heard, locked in his vault.
While he is rumored to be worth in excess of $300 million, the man gave away more money than he ever kept. He used to do these “pop-up” concerts where hundreds of people would attend on a moment’s notice, and every dime he collected went anonymously to disadvantaged youth programs throughout the country.
I agree with Retired Spook on this.
I didn’t know just how good a man he actually was, but Deej would. Respect!